Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Good News for February 11 (posted by Mary Beth)

Where Government Doesn’t Belong: Triumph of the Ruling Class

"The withdrawal of Tom Daschle from consideration as health and human services secretary has been deemed a blow to the new Obama administration—both to its stated goals to enact health-care reform and to its claim that it will put an end to 'business as usual' in the nation’s capital."

Click here to read the rest of Chuck Colson's commentary.

Six months after Georgia-Russia conflict, safe shelter still a huge hurdle for displaced families, World Vision warns

"Six months after the brief conflict between Georgia and Russia, international aid agency World Vision warns that the 35,000 displaced people still face significant hurdles to rebuilding their lives. More than 18,000 internally displaced persons are being integrated into settlements built by the Georgian government, which World Vision says are inadequate for children and families."

Read what is being done by World Vision here.

Hyde Park comics shop gets a boost from president

"James Nurss—merchant, risk-taker, comic book expert—was about to lose it all. He had opened First Aid Comics in a hidden upstairs space down the hall from a psychic during a failing economy and the business was struggling.

Then Spider-Man and President Barack Obama swung to the rescue."

Get the details here.

Frogs: A Chorus of Colors

"Although frogs are much-maligned, they can also be fascinating, adaptable, and often beautiful creatures. With more than 5,000 species spread across six continents, frogs are remarkably diverse and the most abundant amphibians on Earth. Frogs: A Chorus of Colors displays both this beauty and diversity."

Read more on this temporary exhibit at the Museum of Science, Boston by clicking here.

Jindal tapped to give Republican response to Obama's speech

"His star rising higher on the national scene, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has been selected to deliver the nationally televised Republican address after President Barack Obama's first speech to a joint session of Congress on Feb. 24, which is Mardi Gras."

The details are in the New Orleans Times Picayune. Click here.

Have a Good News Day!

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